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Copper-throated Sunbird - male

Nectarinia calcostetha


looks all dark until the light shines on the copper-red throat. About the size of a hummingbird.


Mangroves along the ocean edge in Ream National Park, Cambodia. Photo 5 showed the boardwalk we used to get from the boat to the tower. The nest was hanging from a nail in the pillar of the tower. We saw the male enter the nest and feed young and then it left and we never saw it again. I would have loved to stay to watch but was worried how long he would stay away from the nest if we watched. So many predators around there!


Lots of manmade items in the nest construction including some strips of cloth.

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Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Spotted on Nov 19, 2014
Submitted on Feb 11, 2015

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